02-07-2008, 12:02 AM #1Former Member
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Alicia Bernice Markovich (15) - Blairsville PA, 1987
Missing Since: April 26, 1987 from Blairsville, Pennsylvania
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: February 20, 1972
Age: 15 years old
Height and Weight: 5'2, 120 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Markovich's ears are pierced.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: White tennis shoes, jeans and a white crop top with three stripes colored red, yellow and blue.
Details of Disappearance
Markovich's mother had custody of her in 1987 and they resided in Windber, Pennsylvania. Markovich was visiting her father at his home in Blairsville, Pennsylvania on April 26, 1987. She and her father had an argument regarding her mother's request for additional child support for Markovich at the time. Her father told authorities that Markovich walked out of his residence abruptly during the argument and never looked back towards the house. He called after her and told her to return home by 8:00 p.m. Markovich never arrived and has not been heard from again. She was carrying a pair of purple sunglasses at the time of her disappearance. Her father reported her missing the next day.
Markovich's case is classified with many law enforcement agencies as that of an endangered runaway, but some investigators believe she may have not intended to leave voluntarily for an extended period of time and could have become a victim of foul play. There were no leads in her disappearance until October 2000, over 13 years since Markovich was last seen. Her father received an anonymous letter at his home which detailed his daughter's possible murder and burial location in Pennsylvania. The letter was postmarked from New Bedford, New Hampshire. Authorities traveled to New Bedford and questioned the person whose name was written on the return address of the envelope. The unidentified individual had no knowledge of Markovich's case, nor was he or she familiar with the Blairsville, Pennsylvania area. The person is not believed to have been the author of the letter.
Investigators searched an area identified in the note as Markovich's burial location in late 2000. Authorities will not specify where the search took place, but did state that the region was along the Conemaugh River outside of Blairsville. No evidence was discovered during the initial search, and investigators concluded that the letter was a hoax.
Markovich's mother believes her daughter was deliberately murdered and she thinks she knows who the killer is, but the individual has not been named as a suspect or charged in Markovich's case. She was attended Windber High School at the time of her disappearance; she was a good student and a member of the school's track team. There has been no activity on her bank account or Social Security number since 1987. Her case remains unsolved.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Pennsylvania State Police
04-09-2010, 07:33 PM #2Former Member
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